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“John Hope Franklin wrote history — discovering neglected and forgotten dimensions of the past, mining archives with creativity and care, building in the course of his career a changed narrative of the American experience and the meaning of race within it,” said President Drew Faust, giving the keynote address in the last of a yearlong series of events as part of the John Hope Franklin Centenary at Duke University.

In praise of John Hope Franklin

Speaking at Duke, Faust cites scholar’s dedication to the field of African-American history, and to reminding the nation of its troubled past and present